After a morning Saturday visit to museums in Washington, we took a cab up to the Dumbarton Oaks gardens and museum just a walking distance from the heart of Georgetown. We had read an article in a local magazine about it with beautiful pictures that enticed us to visit. Frankly we had never heard of Dumbarton Oaks. Boy, were we ever glad we visited this superb property.
First of all it is owned by Harvard University now. The gardens are so beautifu, tranquil, peaceful and quite different from many others we have visited (Kew Gardens in London, Longwood gardens in Pa). My camera was clicking away multiple times taking pictures of the lovely sculptures, fountains, flowers, quiet paths and lovely wood scenes.
The small museum is intimate with an outstanding Byzantine art and sculpture collection - it is free too!
Dumbarton gardens and museum are situated in a lovely, highly expensive but beautiful residential area of Georgetown. These are truly hidden gems you definitely will want to visit during your stay in Washington.
I can highly recommend Dumbarton Oaks to you!
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